Writing Workshop

April 20, 2019
10 a.m. to Noon
Tuition:  $50

Writing Workshop:  Three Keys to Unlocking Your Story
Whether you’re writing fiction or memoir, understanding basic elements of structure is as important as character development and plot. We’ll discuss three elements of of structure that will unlock what your story is really about to keep you on-track and moving forward. We’ll look at examples of these elements in successful novels and movies, and then use writing prompts and exercises to create some basic tenets for your story-world.

There is a minimum of eight students for this workshop, so please register early.

Jennifer Haupt’s debut novel, In the Shadow of Ten Thousand Hills (April 2018)is based in part on a month she spent in Rwanda, interviewing genocide survivors and humanitarian aid workers. Bestselling author Wally Lamb calls this story “an eye-opening meditation on the ways we survive profoundly painful memories and negotiate the complexities of love.” During the past 25 years, Haupt’s essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, Travel & Leisure, The Seattle Times, Spirituality & Health, The Sun, and other publications. Her second novel, which takes place in Seattle during the early ’90s, is about the childhood dreams we give up to make the future better for our children. Haupt lives in Seattle, and teaches writing workshops at Hugo House.